American Medical Forensic Specialists’ Physician Medical Directors know what it takes to build a winning case. Our Physician Medical Directors are a crucial resource every step of the way, from your initial case consultation through the length of your engagement with an AMFS medical expert witness.
Get to know AMFS’ distinguished Physician Medical Directors and review your case with them during a free case consultation.
Senior Physician Medical Director
Gary Gansar, MD, is residency-trained in general surgery. He previously served as Chief of Surgery and Staff at Elmwood Medical Center and on the Medical Executive Committee at Touro Infirmary and Mercy Hospital in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Gansar also served as Clinical Instructor and Professor of Surgery at Tulane University. Dr. Gansar was Board Certified in general surgery while in active practice.
Dr. Gansar received his MD at Tulane University Medical School, where he served as Chief Resident. He joined AMFS as a consulting medical expert in 2011 and has served as an AMFS Physician Medical Director since 2015.
Read Dr. Gansar’s commentary on medical expert witness testimonies from key cases.
Physician Medical Director
Larry Slater, M.D. is Clinical Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Department of Family and Community Medicine. He practiced family medicine for 40 years before retiring in 2016. While in active practice, Dr. Slater focused on family medicine and obstetrics. Dr. Slater was a member of the teaching faculty at Sutter Santa Rosa’s nationally recognized family medicine residency program for more than 20 years. Dr. Slater is a graduate of the University of Southern California Medical School, completed his residency in Family Medicine and his fellowship in Family and Community Medicine at UCSF. He is an active member of the American Board of Family Medicine and has been board certified since 1979. He joined AMFS as a Physician Medical Director in 2019.
Physician Medical Director
David Sandman, MD, is a board-certified radiologist with subspecialty training in musculoskeletal and spine imaging and is an active member of the Society of Skeletal Radiology. Dr. Sandman began his career as Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco from 2010 -2012 and has been practicing in the community setting ever since. Aside from his expertise in the bones, joints and soft tissues, Dr. Sandman has years of experience in acute care imaging and other facets of general radiology as well.
Dr. Sandman received his MD from Loyola University Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine, completed his residency training through Brown University at Rhode Island Hospital and was fellowship trained at UCLA.